Join us to explore two historic districts, Monroe Ward and Jackson Ward, areas which experienced the height of their development during the 19th century. Separated by Broad Street, historic Monroe Ward was home to many of Richmond’s white elite, while Jackson Ward grew from an immigrant neighborhood to a thriving African American residential and commercial area in the years following the Civil War. As we walk from Monroe Ward to Jackson Ward, we will learn about the neighborhoods’ unique histories, including their commonalities and differences.
“Tour guides were beyond belief in their knowledge. Very accommodating, patient, and just loved their jobs – you could tell from their enthusiasm.” –April 2016
Price: $15 Adult, $5 Valentine members, Children under 18 are free
Length: 2 hours
Parking: On Street
Meeting place: Meet in front of the Berkshire Apartments, 300 West Franklin Street
- Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged. Space is limited.
- Valentine walking tours are typically between 1-2 miles in length. We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.
- Accessibility- People of all abilities are encouraged to join us for tours. If you have accessibility challenges or need accommodation, please let us know in advance.
- Tours are held rain or shine. However, in extreme weather a tour may be cancelled. Call 804-649-0711 x 301 to verify the tour will take place.